Defense: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019 [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Thailand will be hosting the 2019 Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) in Thailand’s capital city Bangkok. From India’s end, the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff- Air Chief Marshal will be representing the conference.

    Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019

    Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019

    Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019

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  • 2 Memorandum of Understanding Between Indian Army and Tata Realty [ Defense, Kurukshetra ]

    In a significant progress towards the field of Defence and Security, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Indian Army and Tata Realty & Housing on 22 Aug 2019. The army Personnels are entitled to immediately take over dwelling units in 13 ‘Ready to Move in’ proje

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  • Sep 15, 2019
  • 1 Defence Procurement Procedure to Be Reviewed by a New Committee [ Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    To strengthen ‘Make in India’ initiative, a new committee has been approved by the Union Minister of Defence. This new committee shall review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009 as both the procurements have been withstanding for

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 Setting Up of Chief of Defence Staff Post [ Defense, Appointments ]

    In a significant development in the field of Defence, the Prime Minster of India on 15th Aug 2019 announced the institution of the office of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). This Chief of Defense Staff will be above the three service levels Army, Navy and the Airforce. This announce

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 Territorial Army [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Territorial Army is defined as the second line of defence which is not at all a source of profession, occupation or employment. Every year the volunteers belonging to the Indian Army serve in uniform for few days to prepare themselves in times of emergency. Those who are alr

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 QRSAM Successfully Test Fired from Balasore [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system. This air defense missile system was tested from Balasore flight test range. The missile being developed for the Indian Army by the DRDO h

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 Army Training Exercise Kharga Prahar Concluded [ Defense ]

    A major training exercise, ‘Kharga Prahar’ conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 to 4 June 2019. This exercise was undertaken by various and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which are design

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  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 1 National Defence Fund and Scholarship [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    The National Defence Fund was set up in 1962 to take charge of voluntary donations in cash and kind received for promotion of the national defence effort, and to decide on their utilisation.

    The Fund is used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces (including Para Mili

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 IAF’S AN-32 Aircraft Formally Certified to Operate on Indigenous Bio-Jet Fuel [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    IAF’s formidable workhorse, the Russian made AN-32 aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10 % of indigenous bio-jet fuel. The approval certificate was received at the aero-engine test facilities at Chandigarh.

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  • 2 Launch of Defence Industrial Production Corridor [ Defense ]

    The projects for Defence industrial corridor were launched by Union Defence Minister along with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in Aligarh district in August 2018. Later on in January 2019 the Defence Minister inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor.

    The main ide

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 The Pakistani Fishing Boats with 100 Kilograms of Heroin Apprehended by Indian Coast [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Indian coast guards gave an Intelligence input about a suspicious vessel likely to be engaged in drug trafficking in area off Indo-Pak International Maritime Border Line (IMBL) off the Gujarat Coast on 19 May 2019.

    Similar inputs were also received from Directorate of Revenu

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 India Conducts Firing Trials of ATAGS Howitzer in Rajasthan [ Defense ]

    In the Jaisalmer of Rajasthan, final firing tests of the indigenously developed Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) begun at Pokhran. Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) and senior army officers were present at the trials. Indian Army has begun finalising the

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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 A 500 Kg Class Inertial Guided Bomb Was Successfully Flight Tested [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. A 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb was successfully Flight tested

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    This image show in DRDO: Flight test of guides bomb

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 VELA-Launched as the Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy. It was launched, on 06 May 2019. This event reaffirms the steps taken by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) in the ongoing ‘Make in India’ programme, which is be

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  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 1 Radio Rib Antenna of RITSAT-2B [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Radial Rib antenna (RRA) is a world class technology demonstrated in-orbit on 22.05. 2019 at 2: 20 pm IST in the RISAT-2B spacecraft. This 3.6 metre antenna was folded & stowed during launch and later successfully unfurled & deployed in-orbit. The deployment was completed in 7 mi

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  • 2 Brief on SIMBEX-19 [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    With the successful completion of naval exercise IMDEX-19, the Kolkata Class Destroyers Indian Naval Ships namely INS Kolkata and INS Shakti participated in SIMBEX -2019. SIMBEX- 2019: India-singapore bilateral Maritime exercise.

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  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 1 Inauguration of India’S Navy Service Selection Board at Kolkata [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy’s Services Selection Board Inaugurated at Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata. It is Spreaded over an area of 27 acres on the banks of the river Hooghly, SSB (Kolkata) has the capacity to screen approximately 5000 officer-candidates annually.

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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 1 DRDO Successfully Conducted the Flight Test of ABHYAS [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Balasore, Chandipur in Odisha.

    Various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems were used to track the flight test.

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    Map Location in Balasore Odhisa

    Map Location in Balasore Odhisa

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  • Jul 23, 2019
  • 1 Bilateral Exercise Between India and France Varun Conducted Off Goa Coast [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The first part of the joint naval exercise, ‘Varuna’, was conducted from May 1 - 10 off the Goa coast. The first phase of a mega naval exercise off the coast of Goa aimed at developing inter-operability between the two forces in dealing with various security challenges.

    The seco

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  • Jun 21, 2019
  • 1 IN Ships to Participate in International Fleet Review at Qingdao, China [ Defense ]

    In the International Fleet Review as a part of 70th anniversary celebrations of PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Navy IN ships Kolkata & Shakti are scheduled to arrive Qingdao, China on 21st April 2019. The harbour stay of IN ships will be marked by interaction between personnel o

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  • 2 Exercise SEA Vigil – Coastal Defence Exercise [ Defense ]

    The maiden national level Coastal Defence Exercise conducted from 22 - 23 Jan. 2019 by Indian Navy witnessing simultaneous activation of coastal security apparatus across the country including maritime stakeholders at the Centre & all 13 Coastal States & Union Territories.

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    Image Shows Mock Drills and Simulation

    Image shows Mock Drills and Simulation

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  • 3 Indian Govt.’S Vision – SAGAR in 33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Petrol [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    33rd edition of India Indonesia Coordinated Petrol was commenced at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands to be held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019 aiming to underscore India’s peaceful presence and unanimity w/friendly Maritime neighbor countries to ensure good order in the maritime

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  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 1 Indo-Shri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti – VI [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Mitra Shakti Exercise is annually conducted as part of military diplomacy & interaction between armies of India & Shri Lanka aiming to build & promote close relations between armies of both countries & to increase the ability of joint exercise commander to take military groups of

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  • 2 Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM Takes over as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command [ Defense ]

    Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM assumed charge as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam 14 Feb 19. The Flag Officer was commissioned into Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1984. He is graduate of National Defense Academy (NDA), Khandelwal, Pune, United States Naval Staff C

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  • May 31, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions in Internal Security 2019 – IAS/NET (Set-1) [ Defense ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 28, 2019
  • 1 Foundation Stone of Defense Corridor in Uttar Pradesh Laid [ Defense ]

    The Prime Minister visited Jhansi & laid foundation stone of Defense Corridor in Jhansi & unveiled various development projects. A defence corridor refers to a route or a path along which domestic productions of defence equipment by public sector, private sector and MSMEs are li

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  • May 27, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Defence 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 2) [ Defense ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Defence 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 1) [ Defense ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 21, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Successful Flight Test of SFDR [ Defense ]

    Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) successfully flight tested 2nd indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) ’ propulsion-based missile system from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha. Ground booster, separation of ground booster & Nozzle-less-booster performance

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  • 2 INS Trikand Participates in Exercise Cutlass Express 2019 [ Defense ]

    INS Trikand, participated in multinational training exercise ‘CUTLASS EXPRESS – 19’ which is front-line warship of Indian Navy, held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19. To improve law enforcement capacity, promote regional security & progress inter-operability between armed forces of parti

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  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 1 INS Kohassa- Indian Naval Air Station Under the Joint-Services Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) [ Defense ]

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Shibpur was commissioned as INS Kohassa by Admiral, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff, on 24 Jan 19. INS Kohassa has been named after a White-Bellied Sea Eagle, which is a large bird of prey, endemic to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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  • Mar 16, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Nuclear Ballistic Missile Agni-IV Successfully Test Fired Off Odisha Coast [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired 23rd Dec, 2018 (Sunday) morning at 8.30 am. The test was conducted from Launchpad number 4 of the integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

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  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 Defence Projects Under Make in India [ Defense ]

    ‘Make in India’ in defence sector is primarily driven by capital acquisition of defence equipment and other policy measures taken to promote indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment in the country by harnessing the capabilities of the public and private

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 Establishment of Defence Parks [ Environment/Ecology, Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry had received two project proposals to establish Defence Parks under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS).

    Image Of parks across The Country

    Image Of Parks Across The Country

    Image Of parks across The Country

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  • Feb 26, 2019
  • 1 First of the Kind: “Drone Olympics” Event at Aero India - 2019 [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Raksha Mantri launched a newly designed web page for ‘Drone Olympics’, scheduled to be held at Aero India – 2019 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The web page is open for registration of UAV players interested in taking part in the maiden event of the Aero India. It wi

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